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Obama, Rick Warren and the lingering pain for gays

The response to Barack Obama’s pick of evangelical Christian Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration has, not surprisingly, been hot. Some of it’s searing, some not so much. Wayne Besen, whose critiques of anti-gay everything can be stinging, was downright temperate — at least for him — in describing how Warren, the pastor of Saddleback megachurch is not so bad.