My thread on the Orthodox forum continues to produce unexpected results.
After some more conciliatory overtures, we have had some good discussion of halachah around pidyon ha-ben and other issues. When another poster jumped into the thread last night with a really aggressive response to me (yes, to me more than to my posts), the Orthodox posters I'd been corresponding with took him to task, and backed me up. Very gratifying.
I think "hit and run" is a good term for these kinds of posts, having seen them on other forums. You've gotta wonder what motivates someone to come in for a one-time slam, instead of hanging around and trying to reach understanding.
To those who say the baby's not Jewish, I offer up the following picture from our recent ultrasound:
Couldn't resist. ;)