Do I get extra points for being a member of a church that nobody in his right mind would accuse of being Orthodox?
Since some foolish person started this in "Free-For-All" rather than in "Faith Issues", I feel permitted to unfurl my ecclesiology on this one. I don't not think that one's church allegiance will save one, and I doubt that emphasizing one's church allegiance will put one on the road to salvation. If God can make sons of Abraham out of rocks, surely he can make Orthodox churchmen out of the same materials.
But I am absolutely sure that emphasizing a claim to Orthodoxy which is questionable is going to harm you, in the end. My church, for the last two weeks, has been rather an embarrassment to Christianity. But it is my church, and I perceive that there is grace there. (Your perception of course may vary.) And I'm not so deluded, so intellectually dishonest as to claim that it is Orthodoxy on Orthodoxy's terms
If one is a member of one of the non-Chalcedonian, Oriental Orthodox churches, it simply isn't honest to claim that there is no division between that church and the Chalecedonian Eastern Orthodox. If one is a member of ROAC, it simply isn't honest to ignore that one's church is considered by other Orthodox churches to be an illegitimate schism. I'm not a big fan of the Vincentian Canon, but this is one place where it kicks in with a vengeance. When you put yourself in the position of simply ignoring these disputes of legitimacy, and therefore borrowing, illegitimately, the merits of the other church, you are faking it.