“'Most honorable judge, our supreme Scripture, the Bible, clearly says in 1 Timothy 2:2 that we are to pray for our rulers, kings, and authorities,” said Tandin. “Every Christian in Bhutan, regardless of social background, upholds you in prayer.
“'We are not against our king, country, or people. Our Scripture says in Romans 13:1 that we are to submit under the given authority,” he continued. “Bhutanese Christians abide by this. Your most honorable judge, I am ready to lay down my life for this nation...'”