Forced worship stinks in God’s nostrils. It is the will and command of God that . . . a permission of the most paganish, Jewish, Turkish [Muslim] or antichristian consciences and worships be granted to all men in all nations and countries. IGod requireth not an uniformity of Religion to be enacted and enforced in any civil state, which uniformity (sooner or later) is the greatest occasion of civil war . . . and of hypocrisy and destruction of millions of souls. . . . [T]rue civility and Christianity may both flourish in a state or kingdom…either of Jew or Gentile. — Roger Williams, founder of the first Baptist congregation in the “new world” and champion of religious liberty