Re: Hateful game - need advice
Yes, the name of the game is not very sensitive, but the game itself is basically tackle football, where EVERYBODY tries to tackle the person with the ball. So I don't really think the game is an issue. As a troop leader, maybe Roy should have realized that it wasn't an appropriate name, and called the game something else. On the other hand, we are talking about the Boy Scouts, which, as an organization, are very openly anti-gay. I would never let any of my 3 sons be a part of the Scouts because of the intolerance that they promote.
You could tell Roy how you feel about it, but keep in mind that he has probably never experienced any type of discrimination, so he won't truly understand where you're coming from. To him this was just a fun game from his childhood. (Don't ask me why pummeling each other is fun to boys, I have no clue.) Back then nobody knew anybody who was openly gay, so even though it's called "smear the *****" it really had nothing to do with homosexuality.