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“. . . No person within the said colony, at any time hereafter shall be . . . punished, disquieted, or called in question, for any differences in opinion in matters of religion, and do not actually disturb the civil peace of our said colony; but that all and every person and persons may, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, freely and fully have and enjoy his and their own judgments and consciences, in matters of religious concernments . . .” —Charter of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, July 15, 1963
What did leaders of Rhode Island believe would happen to religion if church and state were connected?
A. Religion would become state-funded.
B. Religion would become corrupted.
C. Religion would grow at an alarming rate.
D. Religion would become more powerful than government.