It's a shame, really. I'm not banned, but that's because I'm Catholic. I've always said that I'm in more agreement with the Orthodox than the Latin church and just the other day, I got asked why I'm not Orthodox then. Probably because I haven't had the chance, yet. It will happen, though. I have already alerted my parents who have mixed feelings (they're evangelicals) that I will become Orthodox.
Which just means you will be becoming more Catholic.
My Evangelical Lutheran mother did come to my chrismation. She left the Church muttering something about hocus pocus. We didn't talk much about it for five years.
One day we were passing a Latin rite church an I remarked how it was Romanesque. She asked me what that meant, and I explained it had thick walls, less window space, etc. She then said "I hear that your Church hasn't changed since the time of the Apostles." Suprised, I replied "That's the idea."
Things were even better for a family at our parish. John and Tanya Maddex (what I say here he has told me here is public knowledge now, so I'm not breaking any confidence) were dismayed that their daughter, a student at Moody Bible Institute, was sort of seeing someone at Moody who was getting involved in this Orthodox cult. John was director of Moody's Radio network. So they wanted to see how they could combat this. Well, as we know how that goes: the daughter converted after the boyfriend (now husband), her brother converted with his wife (please pray for Paige, I hear she has a bout with cancer), and in turn John and Tanya, the grandmother, etc... Btw, since it was in the news, John was forced to resign his post from Moody this year, but has personally told me that he agreed with the decision (it is a Baptist mission after all), they gave him a very fair package, and they parted with mutual respect and dignity and without hard feelings. He now runs www.ancientfaithradio.com
(I often listen while I post: keeps the flames down).
Btw, one of the posts consigned to the flames at ECF had the link to the Baptist missionary manual, which the post (and I see why) some Orthodox were actually adopting as an Orthodox Catechism! Anyone have the link?