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Ex-televangelist Jim Bakker -- after five years in prison and house arrest for bilking followers out of $158 million -- is now free to go (and preach). But, like a pet reluctant to leave an open cage, the 54-year-old PTL preacher chose to spend his first day of freedom inside the his Asheville, N.C. home, where he'd been legally confined since July. His daughter, Tammy Sue Chapman, told reporters she'd like him to join her singing ministry. BTW: While Bakker did time, his wife, Tammy Faye, divorced him and married Roe Messner, the chief builder at Heritage USA, the Bakkers' one-time Christian theme park.Post your opinion on theCrimebulletin board.