Some quotes, from Religion & Liberty

John Locke:

The care of souls cannot belong to the civil magistrate, because his power consists only in outward force; but true and saving religion consists in the inward persuasion of the mind, without which nothing can be acceptable to God.

Charles Carroll:

To obtain religious as well as civil liberty, I entered zealously into the Revolution.� God grant that this religious liberty may be preserved in these States, to the end of time, and that all who believe in the religion of Christ may practice the leading principle of charity, the basis of every virtue.