Monolight, we can toss individual experiences around all day. I'll be you that I can quote screwed up children of heterosexual parents many, many more times than you can quote screwed up children of gay parents, and not just because there are more of them. The gay parents I've known have raised very nice children who turned into very nice, well adjusted adults. Its about parenting, not sexuality. Good parents TALK to their kids. If you're implying that these kids were "hit on" by gay male friends of the family, then I am very surprised. Gay does not equal pedophilia. People can parent badly, regardless of any orientation issues. Especially in the United States, where, quite frankly, I think you'd have to look long and hard to find any family that's completely functional and healthy.