From the Star Tribune's Morning Hot Dish newsletter by Baird Helgeson:
A same-sex marriage opponent has become something of a national sensation when his one-man flaming Cheerios protest went awry.
In the video, a man identified by Smoking Gun as Michael Leisner is seen outside the General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley carrying a blowtorch to set afire a box of Cheerios, in protest of the company’s opposition to the marriage amendment.
It appears Leisner added a little gasoline or other fuel for dramatic effect. When he hits the box with the flame, the Cheerios combust and fall on the ground, creating a fire-strewn lawn.
The last seconds of the video show Leisner scrambling to stomp out the flames before he hurriedly instructs his off-camera friends to get in the car.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."