NEW YORK SENATE PASSES BILL TO RECOGNIZE FETAL HOMICIDE The New York Senate yesterday passed a bill that will recognize an unborn child as a victim of assault or homicide. If it eventually becomes law, New York will join 26 other states that have similar legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed similar legislation in April 2001, noted Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno (R-Brunswick) in defence of the legislation.   CLONING COMPANY BEING AUDITED OVER FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES American cloning company Advanced Cell Technology, which generated a stir some months ago with claims of having cloned a human being, is being audited by the federal government. They “allegedly misused some of three grants worth $1.9 million on unaccounted-for salaries and equipment that should not have been funded by taxpayers,” reports Associated Press today. See CONDEMNATIONS OF HUMAN CLONING RESOUND WHILE LUNATICS BOAST   CHRISTIAN FIRED FROM AT&T FOR NOT “VALUING” HOMOSEXUALITY A former AT&T employee is fighting back in court, accusing the telecom giant of firing him for his Christian-based opposition to homosexuality. Albert Buonanno said that, as an employee, he was required to sign a handbook which includes a promise to “fully recognize, respect and value the differences” of other employees. He said he could agree to love but not value an unbiblical lifestyle. The Rutherford Institute is representing Albert Buonanno in his lawsuit.   CONVICTED PEDOPHILE BOY SCOUT LEADER GETS SOFT-GLOVE TREATMENT A Boy Scout leader convicted of sodomizing a 12-year-old member of his troop in New York City has been permitted to return to Colorado to continue his business while awaiting sentencing. He pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree sodomy last week. The judge promised not to give him more than 8 years of prison time. The victim’s mother is suing for $150 million.