lol, Christians are the privileged group in America.
Why don't not protest a Red Lobster? Shellfish is also forbidden in the Bible.
"Equality" will always feel like persecution to the priveleged class, because they're not used to having to care about anyone else's rights.
It isn´t mate. It was a unclean animal to the israelis in the occasion of the Levitical liturgy, which was the procedures to the Kingdom that was being formed to Israel as a promisse to Abraham. The first king of this teocracy was Esaul, followed by the famous King David, which was a archetype for the born again christian, that because he was forgiven time and time again during his reign.
Teocracy because God Himself was blessing the king and fighting the battles of Israel for them. It was a very special and unique kind of relationship, and this is why they had such a enormous amount of rules to keep it going.
As Jesus Christ came he became the new covenant and the dietary restrictions were removed, as you can read in the gospel of Luke, Acts and the letters of Paul.
Meaning, it was no longer a virtuous thing to select food for eating, as this was a costume before the the perfect blood of Jesus given willfully to erase the unrighteousness of all that believe in him.
The most famous verse about the cessation of dietary restriction to the born again christians is this:
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 1 Cor. 10:25
This was revealed to the Apostle Paul.
Also Peter, called Sifas, recieved the New Covenant decree about this:
The voice spoke to him a second time: "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean."
The reason is because Jesus Christ righteousness was manifest to revoke any works men could do to justify themselves, because is only Christ our justification.
This is why is said that in the judgment those saved by Christ invoke as defense only the fact that they believe in Him, and aside that, they are worthy of damnantion.
Therefore, shellfish is no longer a issue. Remains a issue the eating or drinking of blood, as we read in Acts, because blood is the life of the animal.
This is why blood is used in witchcraft and demon worshipers drink blood.
It is a common mistake to think we have to follow the Levitical liturgy to be saved, but if you read carefully the New Testament you can understand what remains and what was specifically for a Teocracy of the jews.
The same with sodomy, in the teocracy days, a sodomite was cast out of the land. In the Age of grace, when God Himself repay our sins by dying in the cross, the most important thing is forgiviness. If I point you your sin and do not so in love, or forget that my own sins are equally as bad, then I already missed the mark.
The Holy Bible is a history with beginning, middle and end, and to rightly divide is essential to understand what it means.