Reverend Fred Luter, the newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has said he's in disagreement with President Barack Obama on gay marriage.

Luter, the first African-American to helm the nation's largest Protestant denomination, appeared on cabler CNN's Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien.

“Will your agenda include inclusiveness of gay Americans, a new civil rights issue?” he was asked.

“No, I'm a man of the book,” Luter responded. “I believe in the word of God. I believe in the bible. God has specifically spoken about marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman. That's biblical. No president whether it's a president in the White House, no governor, no mayor, no one can change that. God has already established marriage between a one man and one woman. So I would stand for that because that's what the word of God says and that's what I believe in.”

CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien noted that his view puts him in opposition to Obama's.

“On this particular subject, yes. I support my president. He is my president. I pray for him and Michelle and his daughters on a daily basis. But on this issue, the president and I have two different opinions for sure,” he said.

(Related: Southern Baptists reject gay marriage.)