PEARCE: We [Mormons] believe in the rule of law, All I’m gonna say our church teaches the rule of law, absolutely.SALINAS: It also teaches compassion, no?PEARCE: Which compassion, what about the child molesters, should we have compassion for them too?SALINAS: That’s what the church says, that we should not turn…PEARCE: Hang on, hang on. We should have compassion with child molesters, burglars, rapists, right? They still go to jail. The laws are going to be enforced. You break the law, there are consequences. Don’t have compassion for people who break the law. There are consequences. We are a nation of laws.[...]SALINAS: Should the Mormon church be criminalized or sanctioned for helping undocumented immigrants?PEARCE: If they do it deliberately, treat them as you would treat any other person. I do not support law breakers.SALINAS: Even if they are Mormons?PEARCE: I don’t care what church they’re part of. Illegal is illegal. The law is the law.
“Right or wrong, the law is the law and it must be obeyed to the letter.”