The conventional wisdom is that conservatives think gays are some sort of freaks.
Well exactly how do liberals view gays.
If you are a voter in the academy, they must see homosexuality as some sort of affliction or disability.
Look at the list of previous winners. It's a who's who of various handicaps and afflications
Jack Nicholson, a neurotic, obsessive compulsive.
Jamie Foxx, a blind piano player
Geoffrey Rush, an albino
Nicholas Cage, an alcoholic drinking himself to death
Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump
Al Pacino, Blind
Anthony Hopkins, A sadistic serial killer
Daniel day Lewis, an artist with no hands
Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man
Jack Nicholson, a psychiatric patient
Of course, you must get bonus points for being gay. Apparently, that affliction must be real horrible in the minds of the academy.
Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Truman Capote
Sean Penn, Milk
So before you go about trying to persuade conservatives that gayness is no different than heterosexuality, you might want to convince a few liberals first.