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TABLOIDS ARE LOONY, BUT BAKKER IS NICE AND CALM, CELLMATE SAYS

What's Jim Bakker like as a cellmate? He's kind, considerate and charitable and certainly not a howling lunatic, says David Miskavige, one of Bakker's three cellmates in a federal prison in Rochester, Minn. Miskavige wrote a letter to dispute tabloid reports that sounded as if the former evangelist had gone nuts. "I can state with absolute certainty the press accounts of Jim Bakker's alleged activities are not only inaccurate but are pure fabrications," Miskavige said. "In fact, I would go so far as to suggest the author of such stories is himself given to hallucinations. He is a considerate roommate who is in full control of his faculties. He spends his time at this hospital facility working in the hospice program where he is a companion to the gravely ill and dying. He devotes substantial amounts of time to the Stop Smoking Clinic."