Mystic Dragon BJJ


An Open Letter to Crown Alliance Church in Cortland NY

Posted by mysticdragonbjj on November 22, 2015 at 9:40 PM


We’re sure you work hard to make a positive impact in your community and we’re equally sure it’s probably a bit tougher when you’re not affiliated with a major denomination like the Baptists, Catholics, Methodists, etc. Your website didn’t make a lot of things very clear but, again, we understand the site is under construction -- and actually has been for quite some time. But we realize your expertise is in religion and not high tech, so we try to understand. We hope that likewise, you will understand the open letter nature of this communication since there is no phone number or email on your site and I don’t live near Cortland.


The reason for this letter is to inform you of what David Lang, an apparent member of your church, has been doing for the past several years. We’re going to stick to a few things as a more exhaustive list of just the really bad things would be a very, very, very long read. You are, however, welcome to Google him and check out the original investigative thread, the excellent Police Gazette write up by Briggs Seekins (a local who was among those conned by David Lang), his “honorable mention” by and, perhaps most infamously, his inclusion in a top 10 list of frauds by the very popular website Please do take me up on my offer to read these articles. It's a bit time intensive, but you'll realize that even then, it's truly the tip of the iceberg with David Lang.


It is our hope that since your site mentions you welcome imperfect members (and who amongst us is perfect?) that you will have better luck counseling David Lang. (Or, at a bare minimum, that this blog will help protect  your members from him.) Let's be clear that his actions have been far from victimless. There is the minor that David Lang battered in sparring, allegations of spousal abuse, allegations of abusing his nieces when they were underage, an inability to provide financial support to the innocent children he has fathered, impersonating others on Facebook to attempt to make himself look better with no regard to the harm he is doing to their hard-earned reputations and presenting himself as disabled while participating in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu matches just off the top of my head.

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FYI, there is a reply from a verified David Lang account on the underground where he admits that's him in the video above.

But perhaps the use of Christian symbolism to attempt to give cover to his fraudulent businesses should be the most disconcerting to your church.


This seems, to me at least, to be the mark of a truly remorseless sociopath who is willing to use anything – including his self-proclaimed strong Christian faith – for his own selfish purposes. It also appears to be completely enabled by his mother Pat Lang.

Now I’m not going to claim to be a scholar in Christianity, but I thought a major tenet was faith predicated on God presenting challenges that can be met and how they will benefit the greater good. On that note, I believe David Lang and Pat Lang present a fantastic opportunity for Crown Alliance Church to not only help improve the Cortland community but also to raise the stature of your church so you can have opportunities to do even more of the great work alluded to in your website. After all, David Lang has wasted the last 5 years of his life attempting to perpetuate a fraudulent claim instead of acquiring career skills and providing for his kids while Pat has seemingly supported his continued fraudulent actions.

Thank you in advance for helping to reform the unchristian actions of your members David Lang and his enabling mom Pat Lang and making the Cortland community a better place for its citizens. In conclusion we have no issue with your church and, accordingly, you are welcome to email me if you would like anything added to or modified in this blog.


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