Birds of the Same Feather Flock Together
The Puritan religion during the 17th century was a monopoly like system. It reigned heavily over its members and expected its members to listen and obey.
Often, during the Witch Trials, those who did not support the trials or did not condemn those believed to be witches were often said to be witches themselves. One man was even pressed for speaking out for what he believed to be an injustice during the trials.