Sorry Ken, a'll try and keep my end up.
Regardless of the apointing of a alternative Bishop,is authority is not valid under the rules of ECUSA.
Its rather humerous to see the Anglican communion operating as if it was Rome.
The origial Bishop has the authority of his office and the fact remains that an entire diociesse is dismissing te authority of its national stucture.
If that structure chooses to sue that diocess and "replace" a validly ordained Bishop, then thats simply more proof of how authoritarian and schismatic the episopalians have become.
Its not like you can put lipstick on this pig.
Former Episcopal Bishop Lawrence, renounced his affiliation with The Episcopal Church. He was also restrained from his office within TEC by the Presiding Bishop in full compliance with the canonical statutes of TEC. A determination of his status will be made at the meeting of the House of Bishops in March upcoming.
The House of Bishops makes the determination. In the meantime, the Presiding Bishop is laying the groundwork for what must surely come. Loyal Episcopalians will get a new bishop, even if only for an interim status.
Lawrence's group has officially renounced affiliation with The Episcopal Church. whether or not his group represents any particular majority of interests make no difference. Those who wish to remain in The Episcopal Church will, in a short time, find themselves properly represented.