When the commands of men, even of those in governmental or religious authority positions, conflict with the commands of God, we must obey God and not men. While Christians are supposed to submit to legitimate governmental authorities, they are instructed to practice “civil disobedience” if a law of man tells them to violate a law of God.
And we pray:
Lord, let us not be such as rebel against governments which You have ordained and pridefully say that we have no obligation to submit to man’s laws. For there is no power but of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God (Romans 13). But let us also have courage to stand firm and resist if we are forced to choose between obeying you and obeying mere men. Amen.