Black church leaders are taking new steps to confront President Barack Obama over his decision to support gay marriage.
The Coalition of African-American Pastors is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to arrange a meeting with the president. They want to ask him directly to reconsider his controversial stance.
The group issued a statement saying the president "has broken our hearts by using his power and position to endorse as a civil right something that is simply wrong."
The coalition's founder and president, Rev. William Owens, Sr., said he marched for civil rights, but not for same-sex marriage.
The group's sent its request to Holder last Thursday. Owens and 19 other clerics, including Baptist pastors and bishops in the predominantly black Church of God in Christ, signed the letter.
The Church of God in Christ is the nation's largest Pentecostal denomination.