General Mills Arsonist Identified: Christian Lunatic Michael Leisner, 65

Yesterday we showed you YouTube footage of the Einstein who made a point about traditional marriage by setting a box of Honey Nut Cheerios on fire outside General Mills’ headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Now we know who the numbnuts is: Michael Leisner, a former Christian-radio preacher. The Smoking Gun identified Leisner, who thought using a blowtorch on cardboard was a smart move:

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.”

In an interview this 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.

You may be a rank homophobe, Mr. Leisner, but we have to say that salmon dress shirt looked faaabulous on you.  You really are “the treat now for the homosexuals.”

Source: Smoking Gun via  Joe. My. God

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  • I won't grow up

    Shouldn’t that have been a box of Fruit Loops (Are they made by General Mills?)
    In any case, this guy is a lunatic. It won’t be to long until he’s found tapping his foot in a mens room stall at the airport. This gives a whole new meaning to the term “Flaming a**hole.

  • hf2hvit

    Another member of Larry Craig’s Men’s Room Toe Tappin’ Boogie Dance Troupe

  • Larry

    I love whenever a total Ahole is on here all the comments are about gaydar and closet queen and toe tapping. do you really want this piece of shit to be gay??? not me…keep him in his crazy homo-hating church

  • Scribe37

    @Larry: your right but the shirt and highlights scream power bottom!

  • Alexi3

    @Larry: Couldn’t agree more.

  • Ken

    I contacted this arsonist/Hater’s employer,Greater Midwest Realty this morning and asked them if their employee and representative,Michael Leisner,was committing the crime of arson destroying property was at their suggestion/direction and by the posting of it so proudly on You Tube….I also asked them if there were any future plans for cross-burnings on lawns and when would the lynchings be starting….Greater Midwest Realty’s response was professional in every way….I don’t think Leisner works there anymore after today…Too bad about his You Tube account referring to all of the “Faggots and Queers” was canceled,as well…Payback is a bitch,isn’t it?

  • J Stratford

    I suppose he has a right to hate us since none of us will touch that cray cray with a 10 foot pole, much less a six point five inch one.

  • Cam

    Funny how the biggest homophobes are not just closet cases, but flamingly obvious ones.

    All this guy does is sit around all day thinking about gays. Yeah…he’s straight.

  • the other Greg

    Dear Queerty – There is a redundancy in your headline: “Christian Lunatic.” All Christians are lunatics!

  • deeart

    Do you really know Mike? Believe me, I’ve known him over 60 years. Before I share some secrets about him, let me ask you a few questions:
    1. Does everyone agree with you, and everything you do?
    2. Is it more loving to ignore a sinner as they slip closer toward the flames of hell, or more loving to confront and warn them with the truth?
    3. Does God wink at sin?

    1. Of course not everyone agrees with you or what you do!
    2. It is no more loving for a parent to let a child run in front of a speeding car, then it is to look the other way while souls slide into the pits of hell unwarned.
    3. God does not wink at, or excuse any form of sin. Yet He love’s us (sinners) so deeply that He gave His own son to die in our place, that we could be forgiven.

    Mike doesn’t wink at sin either and takes God’s word seriously enough to do whatever it takes to warn people (in the hope they would repent). You may not agree with his technique, but you cannot dispute his profound determination to serve God with every essence of his being.

    Here’s a few things you don’t know about Mike; besides rebuking the homosexual life style, he’s fought against abortion, pornography, drinking, drugs and other vile sins that have destroyed countless lives, families and marriages, sending souls into eternal fire.

    I’ve never lived the exemplary life that my brother Mike has, but until you can match your character and live your convictions the way he does – you have no room to talk. When was the last time you fasted 70 days on water to hear from God? Have you refrained from alcohol your entire life? Have you kept yourself pure until marriage because God said too?

    You may not like Mike’s personality, and that’s OK. However, if you disagree with what he’s saying – you aren’t fighting him, you are railing against God and Jesus Christ who died for you. If you can’t accept that, it’s obvious you are ignorant of God’s infallible word and you have never made Jesus Lord over your own life.

    Dee Landerman

  • murphy0071

    God and Jesus Christ are not represented by Evangelical nut cases any more than Romney would every release his tax returns.

  • dvlaries

    I think we’ve seen the perfect campaign mananger for Joe the Plumber.

  • GreatGatsby2011

    @deeart: Oh, Dee.  Dee, Dee, Dee…  Your false fundamentalist logic makes my head hurt but I’ll still respond.  So your analogy equating letting someone “fall into sin” to standing by while someone is going to be hit by a car is false.  Mostly because there is no evidence that such a “car” exists.  So a much more accurate analogy would be this:

    “Would you forbid your child from crossing the street to go play in a park with other kids like them simply because you’re afraid that the child might be hit by a car, given that no car has driven down this street in all of human history and all your fears are based on an ancient unsupported myth that some demon car used to drive up and down the street hitting children by the dozens?”

    A rational human being would respond “No” though I don’t doubt your response would differ from theirs. 

    As to your other questions.  Yes I live my life being true to my convictions (note: my convictions, not those of an imaginary character).  No I have never starved myself until I was delusional, that’s just crazy.  Of course I drink alcohol because drinking alcohol is fun and causes zero harm when done responsibly and in moderation.  And no your skygod is not the Lord of my life and he never will be, so please stop trying to force him on me.  The only lord of my life is myself, and I seem to be doing a pretty okay job, if I do say so myself.

  • D9W

    Wow Dee- Last time I check Jesus Christ said nothing about homosexuality. And the Last time I checked ST Paul said he was not Jesus Christ. So stop trying to quote ST Paul as if he was Jesus Christ. Heck ST Paul said if you heterosexuals could not keep away from sex then marry, but if you could hold off don’t because JC was coming right back tomorrow. Well, we are still waiting… So I guess ST Paul was a little bit off by 2000 years. Also, I bet Dee you have had some nice shrimp or lobster and I bet you have worn something that had two different types of threads in it. Before you make an Idol out of the holiness codes you might want to make sure you’re not wearing glasses, because if you are, you’re not allowed in God’s house according to the holiness codes. As ST Paul said “live by the law, die by the law”. Oh Dee- I hate to break your little church lady dance, but if you bother to look at John 3:16 you might have notice that the words “whosoever believeth in him” does not have any fine print to keep who you don’t like out. Sorry to break the news to you. BTW- There is a bunch of male fish in the Mississippi River who are going gay by having ovaries. You might want to try your speech on them and see if they will repent of their ovaries. Mean while the scientist here in reality land says it has to do with all your birth control that you peed out making them grow ovaries…

  • Michael Griffin

    If God is perfect he wouldn’t have had to make a deal with use mere humans and sacrifice his son for our souls future. If God is perfect he made us all the way we are, that is imperfect. However crazy this bastard is God made him that way for a reason. It’s left for us to figure out or ignore. Personally I don’t give a shit what this guy thinks or does unless he ends up at my doorstep. As for God I believe he is perfect but has a warped sense of humor that we all have to deal with and hope for the best.
    Peace to all! Hopefully this nutty bastard will just set himself on fire and find peace somewhere else.

  • Global Traveler

    Your brother is a flaming idiot. That’s no crime. But starting a fire is. Leaving it burning is. He should be locked up.

    Him trying to foist his beliefs onto others doesn’t make him a good person. It makes him a bullying judgemental asshole.

    Please pass that on to him for me.

  • jj

    So is he going to be charged with arson?!? he just ran away and left it burning

  • B

    Re No. 10 · deeart, who wrote, “Here’s a few things you don’t know about Mike; besides rebuking the homosexual life style, he’s fought against abortion, pornography, drinking, drugs and other vile sins that have destroyed countless lives, families and marriages, sending souls into eternal fire.”

    Really? Would you care to explain Matthew 11:18 to 11:19 – “For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’”

    And the text in quotes is attributed to Jesus himself. Sounds like the fundies don’t even read their own Bible! Face, it. They wouldn’t have written that if Jesus didn’t like to party, or at least hang out with people who liked to party and didn’t want to make his “sinner” friends feel uncomfortable.

  • Paul

    @deeart: Well, maybe if Mikey didn’t refrain from alcohol, got laid more and didn’t keep himself “pure” with no sex before marriage and stopped starving himself for 70 days, he’d loosen up and wouldn’t have such a big stick up his butt…oh wait…he might like that…oh, never mind. Just a hopeless train wreck…let’s call a spade a spade.

  • Greybat

    Mike’s latest Conviction might be “Attempted Arson”.

  • Global Traveler

    He is in need of the following, in no particular order:

    A date
    A gym membership
    A mind blowing orgasm
    Better crockery
    A fire extinguisher
    Some common sense
    A bra

  • Tracy Johnson

    He’s on fiiiire!!!

  • B

    No. 8 · Cam wrote, “[sarcastically] Yeah…he’s straight.”

    What the preacher needs to do is to stop following Jesus and go straight to a personal trainer who can do something about the preacher’s man-boobs.

  • dvd-junkie

    He’s a flamer and a cereal killer…
    His YouTube account has been shut down, by the way.

  • Hyhybt

    @dvd-junkie: Any reason given?

  • Global Traveler

    No. 25 · dvd-junkie · Member · 37 comments
    He’s a flamer and a cereal killer…

    LAWD HAVE MERCY!!! That’s funny.

    Damn I wish I had thought of that….

  • am314159

    The hilarity of poor Mike’s absurd protest is somewhat dampened by the realization that his children have attended or do attend schools in the Anoka-Hennepin school district, where in recent years at least eight teens have committed suicide due to bullying – 4 of which are confirmed to have self-identified as gay or bisexual.

    This is a district where bigoted parents of Leisner’s ilk have had some success in preventing the adoption of effective anti-bullying policies (preferring instead to protect the “religious expressions” of the homophobic bullies).

    P.S. It should come as no surprise to any one that this is also Michele Bachmann’s congressional district (and Michael’s youngest son can also be seen wearing a Bachmann t-shirt and holding a Bachmann campaign poster in the only public photo of him on Facebook).

  • jack

    You gotta love an anti-gay protester who wears a pink shirt to his protest. This guy is so stupid on so many levels,

  • deeart

    I had never realized what an awesome, God loving Man was until his funeral! Everyone who spoke said that Mike was the 1st person they would call for prayer because Mike knew how to reach God. He gave secretly & generously to those in need. He talked with strangers to pray for them. Mike never back down on his faith in God. I knew my brother was a great man – but never knew just how great until i heard it from a multitude of witnesses. I encourage any of you to listen to the eulogy for him by Jeb Smock. And ask yourself – where do you stand with God. Mikes life has certainly caused me to consider my own shortcomings and want to be more diligent in my witness for Jesus Christ. Mike
    – Bravo and Thank you!

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