I will try to summarize my thoughts on the topic/thread.
There seems to be an extreme double standard (that IMO seems to be getting worse). When a gay person "comes out" publicly, he is praised for his bravery, beliefs, etc.. When someone like Ernst mentions anything related to God or Jesus, they are made out as the villain.
If a gay person or gay activist wants people to accept that lifestyle, then they should certainly accept someones belief in God.
You guys are wrong about this one. There are several people in this thread voicing their disdain for Ernst's preachings, but there are just as many annoyed at all the gayness. Outside of this thread, I doubt you are going to find anybody getting too bent out of shape over Ernst.
And the only reason for the praising of Collins is that the acceptance of gays is still in its infancy. In the four major public sports, until Collins, it wasn't. When Christians were the minority (if that was ever the case) then it would be equally brave for one of them to announce publicly that they were Christian. Likewise, oncehomosexuality becomes accepted everywhere and stops being such a controversial issue, then if some random player comes out and announced to the world he is gay, he will probably receive the same kind of annoyed backlash that Ernst is getting (again, from a small group of people on a relatively insignificant golf website - in the grand scheme of things, I mean ;))