In a recent post, former OALC member "Stylux" said: "the exclusivity issue, in my view, is quite normal and expected of faiths, companies, groups and even governments in general. The local gardening club does the same thing when it tries to get you to come to meetings by offering a tip on how to grow great petunias."
The next poster begged to differ, arguing that the garden club invites you in on their secret, while the OALC does not.
What do you think? Was your Laestadian church's exclusivity a deal-breaker, or just a quirk? Or something else entirely?