(November 10, 2015)
With our modern sensibilities, many of us (particular those in the legal profession) like to believe that we are beyond the idea of condemning the righteous because of their righteousness and letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money.
But we neglect this passage to our peril, because Mormon saw our day and saw fit to include this comment. And if we rewrite this only slightly, it becomes something frighteningly accurate for our current legal morass. We condemn the righteous because of their unpopular stances, and we let the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their demographics or political ideology. Is there any doubt that this happens? It happens all the time, sadly.