Makes sense - they have a long history of NOT following the Episcopalians :-D
It’s going to be slow, because we have only one 2 week long rule making meeting every 4 years, but the African churches are holding the line and giving strength to the conservatives still in the Methodist Church in the USA.
Are you aware that prior to merging with Evangelical United Brethren to become The United Methodist Church, they were The Methodist Episcopal Church?
I'm sitting in a library here in Wilmington, DE where you will find quite a significant amount of literature on the early days of Methodism in the area between here and Baltimore where it really first took hold, and the Methodists were a branch of the Episcopal Church. Remember, John Wesley was an Anglican priest to the time of his death.
Methodism is shot through with episcopacy, paedobaptismal regeneration, Arminianism, female ministers, remarriage adultery, and the social gospel. Pulling back from sexual immorality is only a temporary lull until the last death rattle of conservative laymen die, and ministers educated by liberal seminaries produce another raft of unregenerated religionists, IMHO.
(Speaking as a Methodist PK, now 77 and a firm believer in independent, fundamental, immersionist Bible-believing New Testament local churches as bearing the Cross forward in a lost and dying world)