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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Anti-Gay Cheerios Arsonist Dies

Posted by on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Michael Leisner, the 65-year-old who became an internet flash-in-the-pan a few weeks ago for burning a box of incredibly flammable Honey Nut Cheerios to protest General Mills's gay breakfast agenda, died of a heart attack last weekend.

Via The Smoking Gun:

Dwight Denyes, the church’s senior pastor, told TSG that Leisner (pictured at right) apparently died of a heart attack Saturday while waiting in his car for two of his children to finish playing tennis.

Leisner’s death brings an abrupt end to a police investigation of his protest outside General Mills’s corporate headquarters in Golden Valley. In an e-mail today, Stacy Carlson, chief of the Golden Valley Police Department, reported that, “It’s being closed exceptionally, due to the suspect’s death over the weekend.”

RIP in hetero-breakfast-cereal-having Heaven, you fiery warrior.

Hat tip yelahneb.


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Cracker Jack 1
Remind me... which side is this "god" entity on again?
Posted by Cracker Jack on August 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM · Report this
The 'waiting in the car for his kids to finish playing tennis' makes me feel very bad for his children.

For the dipshit himself, not so much.
Posted by NateMan on August 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 3
That video is fucking excellent.
Posted by derek_erdman on August 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
If he'd been EATING those Cheerios instead of burning them, they might have lowered his cholesterol enough for him not to die. At least according to Cheerios commercials.
Posted by jzimbert on August 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 5
I kinda wished he could have lived so that he could see marriage equality become fully legal while simultaneously enjoying his notoriety for being a bigoted dumbass.
Posted by Matt from Denver on August 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this

Seriously, bet you won't hear a peep from the Fundies about "God's Justice" on this one.
Posted by COMTE on August 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Jenny 7
The linked article also says: "Unfortunately, an English translation on the Facebook page mangled part of the tribute. “Please pray for the family of Mike to feel the spirit of God as dildo in this time of a loss,” the Bing translation notes."
Posted by Jenny on August 15, 2012 at 1:11 PM · Report this
rob! 8
How Cienna could resist posting that little detail, I'll never know. The forbearance of a saint, I tells ya. RTWT.
Posted by rob! on August 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM · Report this
very bad homo 9
Don't fuck with Cheerios.
Posted by very bad homo on August 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM · Report this
Fnarf 10
@9, yeah, General Mills and Big Gay murdered this brave warrior.

It's sad to see people struggling with a life they obviously lack the tools they need to get through it.
Posted by Fnarf on August 15, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this
I think it is sad he died. Would rather hear he learned that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans people are, you know, people.
Posted by Spike1382 on August 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this
It took him all of his 65 years to leave his mark on American culture, but we will treasure this video long after his family pours Cheerios on his lifeless body and sets it on fire.
Posted by J.R. on August 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM · Report this
internet_jen 13
The body uses cholesterol as an ingredient in bile. Bile is used in digestion. The body is good at recycling, and can reabsorb used bile to reuse it. High fiber stool traps bile and it gets eliminated along with the stool. This loss requires you body to make more bile. To do this the body's liver will filter the blood for cholesterol; causing blood serum levels of cholesterol to go down.

The year I graduated high school the only health class being taught in my school was the one that was integrated into required freshman PE; this PE class was divided into three units: weight lifting, sports, health class. We had block scheduling, each class was one semester long, 4 periods a day, 90 minutes a period.

I learned the above info about cholesterol from watching the Good Eats episode on Oats.
Posted by internet_jen on August 15, 2012 at 2:08 PM · Report this
Womyn2me 14
@11, theoretically, he learned it the moment God smited him.
Posted by Womyn2me http://http:\\ on August 15, 2012 at 3:01 PM · Report this
Sandiai 15
Hate (hostility) is unhealthy for the hater.…

Not happy that the kids lost their dad though.
Posted by Sandiai on August 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM · Report this
emma's bee 16
Verily, the land has vomited him out.
Posted by emma's bee on August 15, 2012 at 3:53 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 17
He shouldn't have fucked with the god of Cheerios. A vengeful god is he. Amen.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on August 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM · Report this
DavidC 18
He lived in Bachmann's congressional district - explains a lot.
Posted by DavidC on August 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM · Report this
He should have eaten those "heart healthy" Cheerios rather than lighting them on fire...
Posted by fotoeve on August 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM · Report this
labman57 20
He was no doubt a "God-fearing" man, and as they say, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
Apparently, "karma" is one of those ways.
Posted by labman57 on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM · Report this
breadandcirce 21
Posted by breadandcirce on August 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM · Report this
The lord has spoken.
Posted by Root on August 16, 2012 at 8:19 AM · Report this
kylembelltown 23
gay mafia! it's real.....
Posted by kylembelltown on August 16, 2012 at 9:25 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 24
I'm sure no one saw that coming.
Posted by keshmeshi on August 16, 2012 at 10:50 AM · Report this

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