Rev Bordow writes,“An objection often arises: if the gospel call includes a calling to people to repent of specific sins, wouldn’t that include a call to repentance for civil authorities who allow or approve of abortion and gay marriage? To answer that objection, one can first examine the New Testament for such examples of public policy rebuke, but find none. The Apostles never once condemn a policy of the Roman government, although there were an abundance of opportunities to do so by highlighting certain evil policies of the government.”
Matthew 14:3 For Herod had taken John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
Here we find clear precedent for speaking to the Magistrate against their sins, whether in public behavior or in public policy. But, as R2K, what Rev. Bordow will offer is that John the Baptist was the last of the OT prophets and so his example can not be counted because the Intrusion Ethic was not yet completed at this time. How convenient.
2.) Also there is this rebuke of public policy by St. Paul,
Acts 16:35 And when it was day, the governors sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go. 36 Then the keeper of the prison told these words unto Paul, saying, The governors have sent to loose you: now therefore get you hence, and go in peace. 37 Then said Paul unto them, After that they have beaten us openly uncondemned, which are Romans, they have cast us into prison, and now would they put us out privily? nay verily: but let them come and bring us out.38 And the sergeants told these words unto the governors, who feared when they heard that they were Romans.
The Magistrates had pursued a public policy that was not just and here St. Paul rebukes them. Rev. Bordow is just wrong in his assertion.