The veneration often heaped upon the Pilgrims and Puritans by my Baptist and Southern brethren is thing of great wonder to me. The yankee propaganda that is advanced as "history," honors these groups as defenders of Christian liberty. In reality they were the very opposite.
The yankee puritans persecuted anyone who did not conform to their own narrow and prejudiced views and this included all religious groups that were not them.
The following taken from D. B. Ray’s book, Baptist Secession, illustrates that point: