Amanda Winkler

Christian Post Reporter

Sugar Causes Increase in World Food Prices

Rising sugar prices that outweigh a sluggish grains complex are to blame for world food prices reaching a near record high in June, the United Nations food body reported Thursday. If it wasn’t for sugar, the world would have seen a decrease in food prices.

Women to Go Topless in Name of Gender Equality

“FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!” reads the GoTopless website, an organization that claims women have the same constitutional right that men have to go bare-chested in public. Women across the country may have a perfect excuse to do just that on August 21.

Muammar al-Gaddafi – Obama's Unwanted Pen Pal

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi has a history of sending letters to Congress. In the past, most letters have involved unusual, if not humorous, praises for President Obama. For example, he normally opens his letters with: “To our son, his excellency, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama.”

Obama's Duplicitous Stance on Gay Marriage

The U.S. Trustee’s office has recently filed notice that it will appeal a June 13 federal bankruptcy court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act despite the Obama administration's earlier announcement that it will no longer defend DOMA.

Hollywood Bashes Palin ... Again

Sarah Palin and Hollywood stepped into the boxing ring for another round on Tuesday. The “The Undefeated” film, which largely portrays Palin in a positive light, opens with a montage of celebrities bashing Palin and her family.

Kabul Attack Leaves 21 Dead, Casts Shadow Over Obama's Exit Strategy

The six-hour attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel ended early Wednesday morning and left 21 dead – 9 Afghan civilians, one Spanish civilian, and 11 terrorists. The attack was carried out by a group of men who ambushed the hotel with automatic weapons, grenades, and suicide belts. It is not clear yet which group the men belonged to, although the Taliban is taking credit.

Swedish Preschool Goes Genderless

Egalia preschool in Stockholm is attempting to make gender roles obsolete. The staff is instructed to create an atmosphere as “gender neutral” as possible in order to avoid placing social restrictions on children regarding gender roles. The school, whose English name translates to equality, has sparked a debate among the educational and psychological communities.

The Great Prophet Six: Day 2 of Iran's War Games

Fourteen missiles were fired by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Tuesday, day two of the 10-day war games entitled “The Great Prophet 6.” The games are designed to be a display of strength toward Iran’s two prominent adversaries: the U.S. and Israel.

NY Gay Marriage Vote May Be Costly to GOP

The historic passage of the bill that legalized same-sex marriage in New York, the sixth and largest state to do so, was achieved by a GOP-led state Senate. The measure would never have passed without the backing of four Republican state senators along with 29 of their Democratic counterparts.

Mormon Ad Campaign Could Confuse Christians, Ex-Mormon Warns

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on a mission to win the hearts and minds of the American people. A new ad campaign was launched in New York City’s Times Square. One ex-Mormon is concerned that the campaign will make Americans, especially Christians, confused on what Mormonism stands for.