The teaching and practice concerning clean and unclean meats has been a remarkably enduring element of Seventh-day Adventism. I don’t know what the younger generation of Seventh-day Adventists thinks (what there is left of a younger generation to ask), but among their elders, it still has fuel. Ask most Adventists what makes us special, and diet will be on the list. It isn’t at all unusual to hear someone who’s been absent from the church for decades say, “... but, in all these years, pastor, I’ve never eaten pork.” If people outside our community know anything about us, they’re also likely to identify diet as something that sets us apart.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/column/2014/04/17/clean-and-unclean-inside-and-out