A Tennessee preacher accused of beating a police officer with his bible faced a judge Monday.
David Decker preaches on the streets of Athens, Tennessee.
Police said Decker refused to move from the side of the road while preaching, and then hit the officer with his bible.
Decker pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and obstructing a highway.
"When it come to religion people will get offended for whatever reason but y'know its one of those things he has to do," said Decker's daughter Carol.