The designation of money as the “root of all evil,” is an error likely arising from the fact that money is visible and tangible.
In fact, money serves as a disguise of reality, including the moral or ethical status of behavior. This is, I think, an unanticipated consequence, a matter of taking the symbol for the act and, in the process, losing sight of the intrinsic moral value of the subject being symbolized.
Is money a sort of white wash? I don’t think so. It simply sidelines moral considerations. Someone’s willingness to pay is a stamp of approval.