The latest on the Coppedge testimony at trial:
“You are not to discuss politics and religion in this office or you will find it difficult to maintain your position here,” Coppedge said Monday, recalling a verbal warning he claims to have received from his direct supervisor Greg Chin in 2009. Monday’s testimony also painted JPL as a place where free exchange of political and religious beliefs occurred often.
“I had seen cartoons mocking intelligent design, mocking conservatives, mocking President Bush and mocking traditional marriage,” Coppedge said.
Chin admonished Coppedge in March 2009 for distributing two intelligent design DVDs to JPL employees: “Unlocking the Mystery of Life” and the “Privileged Planet.”