Complaint about prayer at graduation causes controversy in Pottsgrove School District

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> Internal emails provided to The Mercury reveal that the person who complained about prayer in the invocation and benediction at last year’s Pottsgrove High School graduation was Rick Rabinowitz, then a board member and currently the board president.

The revelation comes as the district moves closer to a June 7 public meeting on the issue and as differences of opinion in the community are rampant, along with divisions among board members, past and present.

Perhaps the most notable of these was board member Bill Parker remarking that the words “bigot” and “racist” could be associated with comments Rabinowitz has posted as the debate unfolded on Facebook.  Continue reading…

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