Honoring Rulers, Honoring Truth
Public opinion matters a great deal today. That situation creates a way in which all of us participate in public affairs, even in hierarchical settings like the Church. So we should try to understand what’s going on.
But if we are to sit in judgment over public affairs, what attitude should we take toward social leaders? After all, to judge one is to judge the other. It seems that caution is needed. If someone has legal authority we need to recognize it. And it’s antisocial not to give constituted leaders presumptive loyalty and deference. In the case of those holding the