Pony is scared and worried about Johnny when he kills Bob. "'They put people in the electrical chair for that'"(57). Johnny is his best friend and he doesn't want anything bad to happen to him.
At first, Pony is not impressed and feels creeped out by the church."But this church gave me kind of a creepy feeling"(67). The Church makes Pony uncomfortable and the only thing they eat is baloney sandwiches and bread.
The plot of Johnny dying really affects Pony. After Johnny dies Pony goes crazy for a few days, he claims that Johnny didn't die and he killed Bob. "I had the knife, I killed Bob"(165).