As believers in Jesus, we are to respectfully submit to authorities.
We can respectfully disagree with them.
We can respectfully warn them about God’s judgment on their actions.
If they tell us to cease our loving actions, we can even respectfully disobey them.
But we may not slander them, hate them or tell lies about
And we must pray for the authorities over us.
We don’t pray for their downfall, nor for their success.
Rather, we pray that they would be the kind of authorities that would bring peace to our land, so that we can peacefully speak and live out the teachings of Jesus.