Local Christian leaders react to Falwell comments on Muslims

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Jerry Falwell Jr.'s comments on guns and Muslims were met with wild applause by many, but there are some local Christians who had a different reaction.

Joe Racek has been the pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship in Blacksburg for nearly eight years.

He said there is room for disagreement on issues in his congregation and the Christian community as a whole.

Racek said that while Falwell may mean well in trying to protect innocent lives, Christian leaders must choose their words carefully and follow Jesus' example of love.