There has been a large shift in public support for gay marriage over the past ten years, noted a poll back in March.
A poll by the Pew Research Center survey found that "Millennials," or people born after 1980, support gay marriage by 70 percent compared to ten years ago when 51 percent supported same-sex marriage.
According to USA Today, support for gay marriage has had the most growth with Democrats, college educated people and Protestants.
It might be Protestants that spurred the Christian-based Concerned Women for America (CWA) to create a new organization aimed at young people called "Willing 2 Stand."
While the Willing 2 Stand website does not mention gay marriage, CWA president, Penny Nance, recently wrote an article that was published in ChristianPost.com that expressed concern over Protestants not standing up against gay marriage.
Nance and a "Willing 2 Stand" video (below) both center around a verse in the Bible, 1 John 3:16, which says: "By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. So we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."
While homosexuality is mentioned in the Bible, it is not mentioned in that verse, neither is political activism. However, Nance and CWA are using that verse to try to start a movement against gay marriage.
Nance wrote on ChristianPost.com
We know there is a growing proportion of believers who seek to live peacefully in this world yet have a growing realization of their place on today's frontlines. We are unable to feign ignorance any longer, as those who touted "tolerance," unabashedly refuse to tolerate our belief system.
...We have now seen Christians forced to betray their deeply held religious beliefs in order to support this new found "right" to same-sex "marriage... There is simply no way around the clash between our deeply held religious beliefs and the imposition of same-sex marriage by government force.
...You and I deserve to have the debate. We'd rather not have the Supreme Court step in and try and decide for a nation how it feels on an issue so important, like it did in Roe v. Wade, forever affecting the ability of states to decide for themselves the public policy best for its citizens. We want traditional marriage preserved and supported in law and culture.
...It's time to preach to the choir, because the choir has stopped singing truth and has instead taken up a politically correct tune deafening our culture to the reality of what's at stake.
Nance then links to Willing2stand.com, which features a video of a young man preaching to other young people asking if they are willing to "lay down their lives."