Because of the way the baptismal record was written, the researcher concluded that the child was born out of wedlock.
When I viewed the microfilmed records myself years later to get a better copy, I noticed that the relative's entry was not unusual at all--in fact it followed the same format used by the pastor in all the baptismal entries. There was nothing irregular about the child's birth or baptism.
Always look at entries in context. Picking out just one may cause you to see things that simply are not there.