I have an online friend I frequently talk to. I've known her for a few years. Last year on pride week she said "everyone's got Skittles for pride week so I made sure I don't have any in my house". Then once in an attempt to come out I mentioned I had a gay friend. She said it's not a good idea to be friends with gay people. She is religous and it once came up in conversation that she believes things in the Bible should be taken literally so I'm guessing this is partially the source of her homophobia. I realize I should have broken things off with her a while ago. I could just stop talking to her but what do I say if she asks why I stopped talking to her? The whole thing about my gay friend was so long ago that she probably doesn't even remember that conversation. I feel stupid for putting up with her this long but I think I'm finally ready to let this friendship go. I could tell her the truth because then she'd probably stop talking to me since she thinks having gay friends isn't a good idea and that would be for the best. I also have mental illness and she knows this so I'm afraid she'd tell me being queer is another one of my mental illnesses. If I tell her I'm afraid it'll turn into a theology debate and I don't feel like dealing with that. Unfortuently I have yet to feel comfortable in my skin as a queer person so I'm kind of afraid she'll drag me down if I tell her. Maybe I should just tell her I'm busy lately so I don't have time to talk. I could put her on ignore if I told her and things didn't go well. What should I do?