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    CBN: Jordan Lorence, a religious rights lawyer for the Alliance Defense Fund, said the muzzling law goes back to the 1950s.”For most of American history, there was no restriction at all on what pastors could preach from the pulpit,” he said. “Lyndon Baines Johnson, when he was the majority leader of the Senate, basically got irritated with some pastors who were on the radio opposing his re-election as senator,” Lorence continued. Johnson eventually amended the tax code to limit what church leaders could say. “The Johnson amendment violates the freedom of speech clause of the First Amendment,” Lorence said.

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