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April 16, 2012
Attorneys argued Monday that it was either religious intolerance or workplace incompetence that drove systems administrator David Coppedge from a post at Jet Propulsion Laboratory last year. Monday's arguments capped a five-week trial in Coppedge's lawsuit against the NASA lab in La Cañada Flintridge, in which he claimed he was removed from his job in 2011 because of his advocacy of the theory of intelligent design of the universe. “This is a series of retaliation - a series of subtly damaging injuries all starting from David's reaction” to discriminatory actions taken by supervisors, said William Becker, Coppedge's attorney.
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March 14, 2012
A Los Angeles judge rejected a request Wednesday afternoon by  Jet Propulsion Laboratory attorneys t o bar the media when employees testify in a workplace discrimination case. The case is based on former JPL systems administrator David Coppedge's claim that he was fired unfairly after discussing the theory of intelligent design with coworkers. The theory is a seen as a challenge to the theory of evolution and holds that God or another force created the universe. Coppedge said his efforts to engage colleagues on intelligent design on the ballot measure seeking to ban gay marriage in California,Prop.
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January 17, 2013
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday confirmed an earlier ruling that found Jet Propulsion Laboratory administrators did not discriminate against a longtime staffer when they laid him off in 2011. David Coppedge - a former lead systems administrator on the Cassini Mission to Saturn who worked at JPL for 15 years - filed a lawsuit in 2009 against the agency claiming he was demoted, and then eventually fired, because of his Christian beliefs and in retaliation for discussing the theory of intelligent design at the NASA facility in La Cañada Flintridge.
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August 13, 2005
o7President Bush last week told reporters that "intelligent design" -- that life is so complex that a higher power must have created it -- should be discussed alongside evolution when teaching about the origins of life. Do you agree? f7 Right off the top we agree that education is one of the sources of creating equality among the citizens of the world and the teaching of "intelligent design" in the schools is a step in the right direction. The Baha'i Faith teaches that God created the universe, that mankind having evolved over eons is and always was separate from the animal.
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By Mary O'Keefe | January 13, 2006
Glendale Unified School District has not yet had to deal with the question of Intelligent Design as an added science curriculum but with school boards in other states, such as Pennsylvania and Kansas, challenging the Darwin theory, how insulated is California? The Intelligent Design verses Darwin's Theory of Evolution debate has made national headlines lately with the U.S. District Court ruling against the Dover, Pa. school board. The Dover board had decided to add Intelligent Design as science in its classrooms.
NEWS
August 18, 2005
No debate on 'design' My heart sank when I read Saturday's "Faith" section discussion of intelligent design ("Should 'Intelligent Design' be taught in school?") Perhaps it was the fault of the way the question was posed, but every spokesperson for local religions demonstrated the same confusion of the issue. There is no controversy. There are no "two sides" to be taught, anymore than there are two sides in the flat earth "controversy." This misunderstanding comes from an ignorance of what science is, and what evolution is. Evolution is a scientific fact, as rock solid as the theory of gravity or the theory of quantum dynamics.
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By Leon Mayer | January 23, 2008
I am writing this letter as a response to the various comments made by some members of the local clergy in the In Theory section of the Glendale News-Press (“The evolution of science classes,” Jan. 12). The Glendale News-Press referred to a recent U.S. National Academy of Sciences defense of evolution as the core principle of biology, arguing that it must be taught in public schools. The academy’s position also is that intelligent design and creationism are not science and therefore should not be taught in public school science classes.
NEWS
March 21, 2012
Attorneys for Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged former employee David Coppedge on his track record at the facility Tuesday, laying out a history of complaints about his work that had nothing to do with religion or politics. Coppedge is suing JPL for wrongful termination, claiming he was the subject of discrimination because he engaged other coworkers in conversation about California's ban on gay marriages and the theory of intelligent design, which holds that God guided the creation and evolution of the universe.
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March 19, 2012
Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee David Coppedge testified Monday that other employees at the facility displayed political and religious materials in the workplace, even after he was told to stop discussing “intelligent design” or Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage. Coppedge's testimony came in the second week of a trial in his lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated and JPL discriminated against him because he advocated for the theory of intelligent design, which holds that God guided the creation and evolution of the universe.
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March 20, 2012
Lawyers for Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged former JPL employee David Coppedge on his track record at the NASA-affiliated research facility Tuesday, laying out a history of complaints about his work that had nothing to do with religion or politics. Coppedge is suing JPL for wrongful termination, claiming he was the subject of discrimination because he engaged other coworkers in conversation about California's ban on gay marriages and the theory of intelligent design. The theory holds that an intelligent agent guided the creation and evolution of the universe.
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January 17, 2013
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday confirmed an earlier ruling that found Jet Propulsion Laboratory administrators did not discriminate against a longtime staffer when they laid him off in 2011. David Coppedge - a former lead systems administrator on the Cassini Mission to Saturn who worked at JPL for 15 years - filed a lawsuit in 2009 against the agency claiming he was demoted, and then eventually fired, because of his Christian beliefs and in retaliation for discussing the theory of intelligent design at the NASA facility in La Cañada Flintridge.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 4, 2012
A man who claims he lost his job at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory because he voiced support for the theory of intelligent design is seeking $1.36 million in damages and lost wages, according to court papers filed as the case winds down. David Coppedge, a former administrator on the Cassini project to Saturn, is seeking $860,000 for lost wages and $500,000 for emotional distress damages. Attorneys for Coppedge claimed in Los Angeles County Superior Court earlier this year that his discussions of intelligent design with co-workers led to discipline that improperly curtailed his free speech rights, amounting to religious discrimination.
NEWS
April 16, 2012
Attorneys argued Monday that it was either religious intolerance or workplace incompetence that drove systems administrator David Coppedge from a post at Jet Propulsion Laboratory last year. Monday's arguments capped a five-week trial in Coppedge's lawsuit against the NASA lab in La Cañada Flintridge, in which he claimed he was removed from his job in 2011 because of his advocacy of the theory of intelligent design of the universe. “This is a series of retaliation - a series of subtly damaging injuries all starting from David's reaction” to discriminatory actions taken by supervisors, said William Becker, Coppedge's attorney.
NEWS
March 21, 2012
Attorneys for Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged former employee David Coppedge on his track record at the facility Tuesday, laying out a history of complaints about his work that had nothing to do with religion or politics. Coppedge is suing JPL for wrongful termination, claiming he was the subject of discrimination because he engaged other coworkers in conversation about California's ban on gay marriages and the theory of intelligent design, which holds that God guided the creation and evolution of the universe.
NEWS
March 20, 2012
Lawyers for Jet Propulsion Laboratory challenged former JPL employee David Coppedge on his track record at the NASA-affiliated research facility Tuesday, laying out a history of complaints about his work that had nothing to do with religion or politics. Coppedge is suing JPL for wrongful termination, claiming he was the subject of discrimination because he engaged other coworkers in conversation about California's ban on gay marriages and the theory of intelligent design. The theory holds that an intelligent agent guided the creation and evolution of the universe.
NEWS
March 19, 2012
Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee David Coppedge testified Monday that other employees at the facility displayed political and religious materials in the workplace, even after he was told to stop discussing “intelligent design” or Proposition 8, the ban on gay marriage. Coppedge's testimony came in the second week of a trial in his lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated and JPL discriminated against him because he advocated for the theory of intelligent design, which holds that God guided the creation and evolution of the universe.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
A Los Angeles judge rejected a request Wednesday afternoon by  Jet Propulsion Laboratory attorneys t o bar the media when employees testify in a workplace discrimination case. The case is based on former JPL systems administrator David Coppedge's claim that he was fired unfairly after discussing the theory of intelligent design with coworkers. The theory is a seen as a challenge to the theory of evolution and holds that God or another force created the universe. Coppedge said his efforts to engage colleagues on intelligent design on the ballot measure seeking to ban gay marriage in California,Prop.
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By Daniel Siegal and Jason Wells daniel.siegal@latimes.com, jason.wells@latimes.com | March 13, 2012
In opening arguments on Tuesday, the attorney for a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee said his client was unfairly fired for his religious beliefs amid bogus claims from co-workers that he was harassing them about “intelligent design,” the theory that God had a hand in creating the universe. David Coppedge, a former systems administration lead on NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn, claims he was demoted and eventually fired after he was accused of trying to push his views onto co-workers at the agency in La Cañada Flintridge.
NEWS
March 13, 2012
The judge in the trial of a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee who claims he was fired for his belief that God had a hand in shaping the universe will determine what's dogma and what isn't, not a religious expert. David Coppedge, a former systems administration lead on NASA'sCassini mission to Saturn, claims he was unfairly terminated from his JPL job for discussing California's gay marriage ban initiative with colleagues and for giving them DVDs promoting intelligent design - the theory that life and the existence of the universe are best explained as the result of the influence of God or an intelligent agent.
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By Michael Arvizu | April 24, 2010
There was an article in Monday?s Pasadena Star-News about a Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee who alleges that he is the victim of religious discrimination and retaliation, all because he shared DVDs promoting ?his views on evolution,? according to the article. David Coppedge, according to the article, is an IT employee at JPL, who writes a blog about the theory of intelligent design ? that is, the theory that Darwin?s theory of evolution is bogus, and that we and the universe as we know it were all created by one intelligent being (see the 20th episode of ?
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