Morning Hopkins – ‘Telling it like it is…’

Former Apprentice candidate, Katie Hopkins, seems to be the talk of the day and she claims that she is ‘Telling it like it is’.


Her Interviews have included controversial statements around judging a child’s social class by their first name, that it’s OK to miss your child’s birthday, that you have to be slim to get a good job and if you have tattoos, you are less likely to succeed.

And so here’s my list of my own controversial statements.   Disclaimer – These are not really my views. I don’t even own a dog. 

‘My dog is free to bite – Let the postman play ‘Dodge the Dog’

‘I believe it’s OK to take my Dog on Holiday and leave the Rabbit in the Kennels…’ 

‘One Direction Fans should be jailed’            (I’m a fan…though I’ve no posters of Harry)

Being controversial for the sake of it doesn’t really do anything but provide trashy entertainment., especially if it’s rude, unloving, offensive and hyped by the media.
But it does show the power of our words.

Words have great power. What we say can build up or put down. It can bring joy or anger.  Love or hatred. When Jesus spoke, he spoke with wisdom and integrity. He spoke words of hope and faith. He also spoke words of challenge and even controversy, but Jesus spoke from a heart of love for the people he encountered.

What do you think God would say to you if he encountered you today?

Here’s a few ideas taken from the bible – I believe he still speaks these words for you today;

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:14

I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love. 

1 John 4:16

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.  Jeremiah 31:3

Take a minute to consider your response to these words.


About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores.
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1 Response to Morning Hopkins – ‘Telling it like it is…’

  1. Kimberley Hurst says:

    Tom, another great blog post. Its now 2 years since I believe God spoke to me and I’m currently learning more about God and the wonderful things he has done and can do in the future. I know he has a plan for me also. I do enjoy reading your blog’s they are always very interesting to read. I have a lot of people helping me on my journey and I just enjoy being educated. It’s fab isn’t it? Kind regards, Kim x

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