The General Mills Cheerios-burning Flaming Homophobe is Michael Leisner, 65
|Michael Leisner is no stranger to crazy homo-hating.|
Some thought it might've been a hoax. Turns out it was the work of a homo-hating Christian nutjob.
The Smoking Gun blog has identified the General Mills protesting, Cheerios-burning Flaming Homophobe as Michael Leisner, 65, "a Minnesota real estate broker who has previously recorded a series of anti-gay YouTube clips."
From "Meet The Blowtorch-Carrying Gay Marriage Opponent Who Set That General Mills Lawn On Fire":
On Michael Leisner's YouTube page (Live4Chr1st) he can be seen attacking Representative Barney Frank and Bill Maher, while noting that President Barack Obama has "bent forward to accommodate the sodomites of New York." He also makes reference to "gay perverts," "fierce faggots," and the "depraved, debasing debauchery of gay activists."It appears YouTube's power brokers have shut down Leisner's account since the Smoking Gun's blog post was published yesterday. An attempt to look at his older videos landed us at this page:
In an interview [yesterday] afternoon, Leisner said that his son posted the video to YouTube and that he did not check to determine the legality of his blowtorch protest before arriving at General Mills a few days ago. He said that he believed the company's lawn was "saturated" and that there was little chance of the fire spreading.
Leisner told TSG that he has previously taught the Bible on radio shows and has done "campus preaching with some notorious right wing Holy Ghost preacher types." Asked if he thought law enforcement officials might want to speak with him about the General Mills protest, he replied, "I suppose it's possible."
So now that the Flaming Homophobe has been identified, will Golden Valley authorities try to prosecute him for arson and/or damaging property? We kinda hope they have better things to do, but on the other hand, boy, that'd be fun.