(WASHINGTONTIMES) — BOSTON — Troy Schoeller admits he could have chosen his words more carefully when he talked to a reporter about bodies he worked on as an embalmer at a funeral home.
Among a litany of graphic remarks Mr. Schoeller made was that he hates embalming fat people. He also described the body of a baby as a “bearskin rug.”
After his comments were published in the Boston Phoenix, the state board that licenses funeral directors and embalmers revoked his license. Now Mr. Schoeller is challenging that punishment before the highest court in Massachusetts, arguing the revocation violates his constitutional right to free speech.
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“I didn’t lie about anything,” he said. “I didn’t say anything that was wrong.”