TAMPA—In Tampa for his first official engagements as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Rev. Fred Luter stated his strong opposition to same-sex marriage. “I believe that nothing, nothing can be politically right if it’s biblically wrong,” Luter said told the Florida Baptist Witness.
“The Word of God says marriage is between one man and one woman,” he added, and insisted that “no president, no governor, no mayor, no politician, no individual can change that fact.” In spite of a congratulatory call that he received last month from President Barack Obama, shortly after his election as SBC president, Luter says that he is “totally against” Obama’s support of marriage equality.
“I told my congregation, I support our president. I pray for him, but on this same-sex marriage deal, I’m totally against it,” Luter said.