Due to the large abundance of Christian influence in England, there was a large pressure and social expectation to follow Chiristian culture. Participation in religious practices was inbeded in culture and laws of settlements.
The British read the Interolable Acts to the people of Massachusetts in response to the Boston Tea Party. These acts brought Massachusetts under the control of the British government and closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea. The colonists are outraged by these new laws.