Lying is wrong - right? Not just because your Momma told you so. It is a law written into the universe. All religions forbid lying.
But is lying always wrong?
Consider the lie told by an Italian physician during World War II. As the Gestapo entered the Jewish ghetto, the Gentile doctor gathered as many Jews as possible, 45 in all, into his small hospital. He admitted the Jews as patients, and wrote on their medical charts they were suffering from a made-up disease he called "K Syndrome." When the Nazis came to collect the Jews, he warned them that "K Syndrome" was highly contagious and deadly. He told them to enter the hospital at their own risk.
Afraid of contracting "K syndrome," the Nazis fled and never returned.
Should the good doctor have told the Nazi soldiers the truth?