Anne Hutchinson went against the assumptions of what women should do in her time.She held meetings in her home giving her views of her extremist Puritan beliefs, which many were against.Anne Hutchinson was the same type of threat to the Massachusetts Bay colony just like any other antinomian, except she was much more influential, thus more dangerous than many other individual previous antinomians.
Deputy Governor testimony accused Hutchinson of being an antinomian.He stated, "…Mrs. Hutchinson hat so forestalled the minds of many by their resort to her meeting that now she hath a potent party in the country.Now if all these things have endangered us as from that foundation and if she particular hath disparaged all our ministers in the land that they have preached a covenant of works, and only Mr. Cotton a covenant of grave, why this is not to be suffered…"He was accusing her of exactly what antinomian, who were also called Puritan extremists.The ministers and church held most of government power in Massachusetts Bay colonies around that time in the mid 1600s. Having been accused of being an antinomian, she was trying to overthrow the power of the ministers, thus trying to overthrow the government as well, which is a threat the community in that time and place.Several ministers stated that Hutchinson had come and accused all of them, except John Cotton, of preaching covenant of works, which supports what Deputy Governor claimed.Although Anne Hutchinson denied this allegations, it seems that the Governor still took these testimonies against her, because the words of a minister weren't considered to be anything but the truth to those who followed their religion and were not antinomians.
Mr. Cotton had to testify.Although he tried to defend Hutchinson, because of how she saw him as the only good minister among those she was talking to.Her words did make him feel uncomfortable in fr