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Rally around New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville


Written by Joe Pitts
Tennessee State Representative – District 67

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – A cross burning outside the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1300 Rossview Road is a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. Our community is better than that.

We are calling on the community to rally around this church on Thursday, July 31st, 7:00pm at the church. A few songs and a prayer for unity and forgiveness will be offered at the event. The event will end promptly at 7:30pm.

“Please share this news with your neighbors and fellow church members. Let us stand up as a community and say we will not tolerate this kind of hate,” said Joe Pitts.

Because of the location on Rossview Road and Powell Road, please be aware of parking and other potential access difficulties.

But please show up and support the members of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

Sheriff John Fuson and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will handle the traffic control.

If you have questions about the above or other issues of concern, please call me at 615.741.2043, or email me at




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3 Responses to “Rally around New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville”

  1. aclem63 Says:
    July 25th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I cannot believe that bigotry is still alive and well in Clarksville. I guess that’s what I get for living in other parts of the world for years before settling down here.

  2. Bill Larson Says:
    July 26th, 2014 at 1:20 am
    Bill Larson

    Sadly that’s the case Ann. Racism lays just behind the surface with a lot of people. The sad thing is many pass it on to their kids. Right-wing values gotta love them.

  3. aclem63 Says:
    July 26th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    So sad, but true, how people pass this ugly disease onto their children. I hope a great number of people will show up for the Rally on Thursday, July 31 at 7:00. 30 minutes is not too much time to give to support our neighbors. I checked out where the church was, to make sure I’d find it Thursday. Easy to locate on Rossview, near the I-24 interchange.


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