The enemy of our souls is a crafty liar whose singular purpose in existence is to lead people astray, specifically the "children of God," i.e., born-again Christians. The axiom that "a fish rots from the head down" is a truism that explains why Satan works to mislead Christian leaders and specifically those in the clergy.
I know the difference between truth and lies. I also know that compliance to the lexicon and mandates of Satan's progeny will cause me to lead people astray in support of lies. True Christians, specifically those in leadership, do well to remember God judges us harshly for doing same.
For those who would point to Hebrews 13:7 (KJV), note that it refers to leadership authority in the church not government. Romans 13:1ff (KJV) refers to officials but it doesn't tell us to disobey God to obey wickedness.