Re: Four Winds Ranch - dumping ground for FAILED scientology kids I very much doubt there is a connection, as you say, many different flavours of xtianity use this method as an effective means of indoctrination/brainwashing. Pharyngula recently had an article about one such place for an evangelical sect. Pretty sick shit. The one thing they all have in common is that they cost the parents an absolute packet. There seems also to be little or no oversight to these things, which is a concern.