A group of religious leaders from across the commonwealth is calling for the resignation or impeachment of Attorney General Mark Herring. This comes after Herring’s announcement last week that he would not defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

In Richmond Wednesday, the group of pastors and a rabbi called the decision a “moral and constitutional crisis.”

“We have parted from God's ways. We have parted from God's word,” said Rabbi Carlos Parker. “The message from 9/11 was that to repent. We did not do that.”

The group joins a chorus of Republicans who say the attorney general is not doing his job. Herring says it is his job to oppose laws he deems unconstitutional.

A federal court in Richmond was scheduled to begin hearing oral arguments Thursday in a case challenging the constitutionality of the state's same-sex marriage ban. It has been postponed due to weather.