Twitter pounds Indiana's Mike Pence: 'Enjoy your last term as Governor, you ass backward dipsh*t'
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) speaks to Fox News on Nov. 18, 2014.

While the state of Indiana is taking a beating across the country for passing the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act,"  allowing businesses and individuals to deny services to gays on religious grounds, Governor Mike Pence has come in for an extra heaping of scorn on social media.

In a speech following the signing of the bill, Pence defended his actions saying, "If I thought it legalized discrimination I would have vetoed it." Across the country many disagreed with the governor, once believed to harbor national aspirations, and expressed themselves bluntly.

A host of celebrities, including Broadway star Audra McDonald, Larry King, Harvey Fierstein, Miley Cyrus, and popular Indiana-based author John Green took shots at the governor, while others jumped on Pence's Twitter account to express their contempt and displeasure with his decision to sign the bill into law.

A sampling of comments below Pence's Twitter announcement of the signing the bill attended by a group of observers he has, thus far, refused to identify by name: