Give Now

Pence Apologizes For Deleting Facebook Comments

Comments criticizing Governor Mike Pence for his stance on same-sex marriage were deleted from his official Facebook page.

mike pence

Photo: Screenshot of Mike Pence's Facebook Page

A post on Pence's Facebook page apologizes for deleting comments criticizing his stance on same-sex marriage.

Governor Mike Pence is apologizing after comments criticizing his position on same sex marriage were deleted from his Facebook page.

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, Governor Mike Pence expressed his disappointment in the decision and pledged to help the General Assembly pass a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.

Pence’s statement attracted criticism on his official Facebook page, and several people noticed their critical comments had been deleted.

Pence initially said the comments contained personal attacks and were therefore removed. But the governor released a statement Friday saying some of the posts were deleted simply because they expressed disagreement with his position.

Pence apologized and says he will have his staff review its social media policy.

Brandon Smith, IPBS

Brandon Smith, IPBS has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

View all posts by this author »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Search News

Stay Connected

RSS e-mail itunes Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube

Follow us on Twitter

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Indiana Public Media News:

Recent Politics Stories

Recent Videos

Find Us on Facebook