We can follow the following instruction in 1 Timothy 2:2. (Pray) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.I think I get ya Larry... and understand the thinking that all is in God's hands.
Some do believe (I am not one of them) that at the core of this issue is a violation of the religious freedoms afforded to us by law.... and I understand that some only will get involved in politics when religious liberty is at stake.
I see it as similar to preaching the gospel -- I doubt you believe that the Gospel should not be preached at all times, so I am wondering what makes the political area "off-limits" to spreading the Word....
In other words, I will continue to pray for our leaders... but admonish them when I believe God's laws are being violated -- I believe a Christian has a duty to do so.
You'd sure be with the opinion of most here considering it your duty. The protest I see that Daniel did was to keep doing what he always did as in praying. Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime
Now Daniel as being one that was undoubtedly made into a eunuch did not protest that, but he did ask favor in Daniel 1:8. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested
of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
As far as feeling it a duty to admonish our leaders, there is no condemnation for you which are in Christ Jesus according to Romans 8:1. If you were thrown into a fiery furnace for doing so, I'm sure ONE like unto the Son of God would be there with you as He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the KJV of Daniel 3:25.