You wrote about Miles Kinikini, who first joined a gang when he was in third grade to protect himself from Hispanic gangs. In his situation, I would probably have joined a gang, too. I guess that’s the LDS Church’s fault, or maybe the Catholic Church is at fault because they did not do enough to stop the Hispanic kids from joining gangs?
I grew up in Salt Lake City on the west side, where I attended West High School. I had many friends who came from different ethnic backgrounds, and some were in gangs. Never once did I hear that the reason they joined a gang was because the church they belonged to did not do enough.