Brian sits in a pew beside his mother. She's praying. "For my soul?" Brian asks. She tells him that he's always in her prayers. "What a pal," he says. What an asshole. He takes off his jacket and plops beside her. She tries to ignore him, but she can't, because he keeps coughing. Mrs. Kinney unclasps her hands and sits back beside him. She asks what Brian wants. He says he thinks this would be the perfect setting to tell her what he thinks she needs to hear. Brian's mom says she hopes he's come looking for salvation. "Not exactly," Brian smiles. "It's the only salvation there is," she says. Brian asks about the Salvation Army. His mother only shakes her head and tells Brian that he thinks he's so clever and so much better than everyone else. Brian tells his mother to save it for her "fag-free afterlife." Brian's mom moans that Brian's mocking her faith, and mocking God. She says Brian's no different than his father was. He used to mock her, too. Calling her a saint. "Said I was as stone cold as one," Mrs. Kinney adds. Brian laughs. She says it's hard to love a man who hasn't said a kind word to her in years. Mr. Kinney didn't care about his family. He didn't even want Brian to be born. She says Brian doesn't know that she had to put up with abuse, and let herself get hit so Brian wouldn't get hit. "I don't want to hear that," Brian says. "No. Of course not," his mother says. "You couldn't be bothered. You never could. Because you're selfish." Brian says he's not. His mom says that he is. She can't depend on him at all. She says there's someone she can depend on no matter what. Brian asks if it's Reverend Tom. "God," she answers. "God will always be there for me. God will never let me down. Who can you say that about?" Brian has no answer.
Debbie is politely listening to small talk, but her wiggling ankle's giving her away. Ben's saying that his mother couldn't just join P-Flag -- she had to be the chapter president. Vic says that sounds familiar. Mike says they have a lot in common. Debbie stands up and announces that she's hungry. She leaves the room.