Earlier this week, British TV personality Ray Goslin made the shocking admission on a documentary that years ago he killed his lover, a man who was suffering from AIDS, by smothering him with a pillow while the doctor was out of the room.

In Goslins own words, When you love someone, it is difficult to see them suffer. Yesterday Ray Goslin was arrested.

We are created by God, from the moment of conception. God, the Creator, is the Author of life and determines the time and place and means of our (creatures') deaths. There is no such thing as a "mercy" killing, in that removing His creature from His superintending care is an act of pretense. Such an act defies human dignity.

If Mr. Goslin's story is true, he might well have acted out of his personal anguish. But he murdered someone - and that's not an act of love.

For more on this issue, see FRC's InFocus Paper: "Should We Legalize Voluntary Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide?"