This morning I was faced with passing two members of Sinn Fein when collecting their party's national church gate collection on the way into mass.
Both were well known to me.
I resented giving them some of my change due to the stance on abortion that their party has taken. Against my will I did give them some money.
But, before I parted with my cash I told them that they had some nerve to come to the gate collecting and cited that it was because of their position on abortion . Both just laughed. One of the collectors is an atheist and openly makes little of those who go to mass at the weekends.
Another man was following me in and told them he agreed fully with what I had just said.
Did anyone else meet SF members this morning and think the same thing?
Was I right to make my feelings on them be known?