Southern Baptist President Fred Luter has denied linking gay marriage to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's recent threats to launch a nuclear strike against the United States.

In an appearance on TruNews, Luter agreed with host Rick Wiles' theory that the two events appear to be connected.

“It could be a possibility. I'm not that strong in prophecy but I would not be surprised that there's not a connection there simply because of the fact we've seen it happen in Scripture before. I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating same-sex marriage, at a time when we are debating whether or not we should have gays leading the Boy Scout movement, I don't think it's just a coincidence that we have a mad man in Asia who is saying some of the things that he's saying,” Luter said.

But in an appearance on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Luter told host Anderson Cooper that he told Wiles that he didn't “think there's any connection.”

“I think I was talking about, the reference he was making, I think I was talking about, the Scripture I was talking about was the situation in Sodom and Gomorrah where a city was destroyed before because of that type of activity. But I was not directly connecting it with North Korea and what's happening here in America,” Luter said.

When Luter lumped in marriage equality with other problems in America such as gun violence and racism, Cooper asked, “But do you think two people loving each other and wanting to get married to each other is equivalent to someone going to a movie theater and killing some people? All of that is sort of a kind leading to destruction?"

“I did not say that at all,” Luter said. “The problem that I have with this upcoming Supreme Court decision is that we're trying to redefine marriage. We're trying to redefine marriage. From a Biblical standpoint marriage is between one man and one woman.”

(Watch the entire segment at CNN.)