In Spain, Bishop Demetrio Fernández of Córdoba has alleged that UNESCO is trying to make half the world gay. Remember, this isn't some fringe political or religious figure; no, this is a respected leader of the Catholic Church. Is he afraid that UNESCO is trying to make him gay?
"The Minister for Family of the Papal Government, Cardinal Antonelli, told me a few days ago in Zaragoza that UNESCO has a program for the next 20 years to make half the world population homosexual. To do this they have distinct programs, and will continue to implant the ideology that is already present in our schools."
Source: El Pais
So I guess the UNESCO plot doesn't involve brain-washing beams (which means that tin-foil hats won't help) nor does it involve putting more fluoride in the water. It's all about "ideology", not "biology". Pretty standard fare from ignorant bigots, right?
I don't know which would be more disturbing: that Cardinal Antonelli knows that he's selling a load of crap but thinks so little of the intellectual capacity of Catholics in Spain that he thinks he'll succeed anyway, or that he sincerely believes that this conspiracy is genuine (in which case, his own intellectual capacity is seriously suspect).
You don't have to be religious to believe in nutty conspiracies, but it seems to help and the two often seem to go together.