October 1, 2003

Dear Ms. Huang:

Thank you for your kind invitation to attend the upcoming concert on October 11. Due to a schedule conflict, I will be unable to attend.

Religious persecution throughout the world is a serious issue that is and must continue to be of utmost concern to the citizens and government of the United States. I am proud and deeply grateful that this country affords the rights of freedom of speech, of religious expression, and of association to all people regardless of race, religion, or citizenship. It is my sincere hope that some day all nations will afford these same rights to every citizen within their borders.



Terry Keel

State Representative, District 47