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”Edge With God?” Coral Springs Candidate Randal Cutter Responds To Hurricane Issue In Sermon, Makes Matters Worse?

Back in 1999, Pastor Randal Cutter claimed God gave him visions of a hurricane which would devastate South Florida. In 2019, Coral Springs City Commission candidate Randal Cutter knew his hurricane dreams would lead to a political storm. Yesterday, REDBROWARD reported how Cutter’s 1999 appearance on WPTV NBC 5 was being shared amongst Coral Springs voters. In an attempt to address the concerns about his well-publicized dreams, Cutter made the controversy the subject matter of his sermon last Sunday at the New Dawn Community Church.

After the REDBROWARD story was published, a Cutter campaign supporter informed us last Sunday’s sermon was added to a video clip of Pastor Cutter’s 1999 television interview.

The eight minute clip shows Cutter explaining how the Hurricane Irene dreams issue was a positive for the church. He said it was a “supernatural” act in an “age of anti-supernatural” thinking. He paraphrased author C.S. Lewis, who said Satan tricks people to deny the supernatural. Cutter said people become “magicians” who reject God’s supernatural acts.

Cutter said it was, “certainly an obvious thing that did happen.” Cutter said his appearance, “got a lot of advertisement in the community.” Cutter said the visions were, “one of the historical things God has done for this congregation.”

Regardless of your view of Cutter’s visions, his sermon appears to be the standard stuff found in many churches.

But he did not stop there.

For some reason, Cutter repeatedly mentions how he shared his Hurricane Irene television appearance with local Jewish rabbis. When discussing his visit to a Weston temple, Cutter Tells his congregation, if you “want to see people trained at a high level…look to the rabbis.”

In an effort of “full disclosure,” Cutter says he shared his Hurricane Irene story with a Coral Springs rabbi. He said when the rabbi asked him to join a City multicultural committee, he told him he was the kind of guy to went on television to talk about visions from God about hurricanes.

Cutter said the rabbi only asked if he asked for money during the interview. Cutter said he did not ask for money. The rabbi said it was good that Cutter did not exploit the visions for personal gain.

(Cutter makes no mention of a book he wrote about his hurricane visions.)

But Cutter does claim he would never exploit the Hurricane Irene visions for political gain because it would be “wrong.” Stunningly Cutter tells his congregation:

It would be wrong to exploit while running for office. But there’s whole constituencies in Coral Springs that if they knew about this. We have a tendency to say, my God it’s better to have one of him than a whole bunch of those other people! Because they would be thinking maybe he has an edge with God.

Umm. Who are “those other people?”

Does Randal Cutter think he has an “edge with God” that his opponents lack?

Some may be quick to claim Cutter is referring to Khurrum Wahid, one of his five opponents, who is the legal advisor to the Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR). This is doubtful since Cutter regularly appears with local Imams and other leaders. In 2017, the Miami Herald showed Cutter attending a CAIR rally at Wahid’s mosque in Sunrise.

“When you see an attack against one community, it has to be viewed as an attack against all communities,” said Randal Cutter, a pastor at New Dawn Community Church in Coral Springs.

Aide For Miami-Dade State Senator Annette Taddeo Launches Coral Springs Political Action Committee

An aide for State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-Miami) recently created a political committee apparently tied to the upcoming Coral Springs city commission election. State records show the “Coral Springs Community Strong” political committee was created on May 20, 2019 by David Geller. He is listed as the chairman and treasurer of the PAC. According to the documents filed with the Florida Division Of Elections, the committee is located at 1221 South 21st Avenue in Hollywood, Florida.

This is the same address used by the Barreiro, Geller, Wahid (BGW) lobbying firm.

Last week, REDBROWARD revealed Coral Springs city commission candidate Khurrum Wahid hid his role as a lobbyist from voters. None of Wahid’s campaign materials list his lobbyist work. However, the website for his law firm trumpets Wahid’s lobbyist role.

Mr. Wahid is also a partner at Barreiro Geller and Wahid Consulting, a lobbying firm…. lobbies local, state, and federal government agencies in order to leverage relationships for the benefit of corporate interests. Additionally, BGW Consulting manages several elected officials public images and election efforts.

David Geller was Wahid’s partner at BGW Consulting. The Wahid campaign did not respond to questions regarding his lobbying or clients.

An entry on his vanity website, KhurrumWahid.com, mentions a new lobbying group–“Axcis Partners Government Affairs Consulting.” According to State records, Axcis Partners is owned by Gus Barreiro, Khurrum Wahid and Adam Geller, the brother of David Geller.

Adam Geller’s firm, Geller Tamayo, uses the same Hollywood address as the “Coral Springs Community Strong” political committee.

State Senator Annette Taddeo has endorsed Khurrum Wahid, but is she aware her aide started a political committee?


Will “Coral Springs Community Strong” attack Khurrum Wahid’s five opponents for seat 2? Earlier this month, REDBROWARD reported a Wahid campaign official blasted candidate Diane Gonzalez Simpson for using a Sun-Sentinel article about the election. Alissa Jean Schafer blasted Simpson for “feeding into the fear mongering” by “sharing this racist article.”

Even though the Simpson Facebook advertisement made no mention of Khurrum Wahid, Schafer believed the sharing of a newspaper story could lead to violence. Schaefer wrote, “This is downright shameful at best, and dangerous at worst. We already know that spreading hateful fear-mongering rumors can lead to devastating violence, we have far too many recent examples.”

Not only does Alissa Schafer, an elected official, thinks the Sun-Sentinel story could lead to violence, she falsely claimed the Sun-Sentinel apologized for the story.

In response to the REDBROWARD story, Lisa Huriash, the Sun-Sentinel reporter who wrote about the candidates said no apology was made to Khurrum Wahid. Huriash wrote, “Hello. I just want to set the record straight here. Yes, we did update the story after a candidate, Khurrum Wahid, issued a response, including why he has represented terrorism suspects. We did this out of fairness, to provide more explanation and context. The first story was accurate, and we never apologized for it. That’s the full truth. Thank you for allowing me to share it.”

Once again, the Wahid campaign refused to respond to the controversy or apologize to Huriash.

Will “Coral Springs Community Strong” spread fake news like Schafer?

Will “Coral Springs Community Strong” fund mailers or palm cards for the June 18th election?

REDBROWARD asked David Geller to comment, we will update story if he responds.

Coral Springs voters deserve answers from Khurrum Wahid, right?