No, it's not.
The point of that statement is so that ever growing population of assholes on this site can give themselves another intellectual reach around. "See. I'm not one of those grossly uninformed fools. I'm part of the intellectual and scientific elite. I don't worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster." It's old. It's tiresome. It's boring. It brings nothing of value to the discussion and undermines interesting information with inflammatory bullshit.
Every group needs to find their bitch I guess. Around here it's just all too fun and too cute to shred into religious fundamentalists or... you know... whoever isn't in agreement with the groupthink du jour. (And no, I'm in no way implying the vaccines are ineffective or that I'm against their use.) Reporting interesting news, stories, etc. can be done without that edge.
I mean for fuck's sake, the "anti-science" label is like the new Nazi label around here. We need to come up with some corollary to Godwin's law about when someone get's grouped into the dreaded "anti-science" crowd. "Oh, you don't like Barack Obama? You must be anti-science." It's really become that infantile. Maybe I'm just looking back with rose-colored glasses, but I do not remember it being like this 5 - 10 years ago. Every fucking article about a new find concerning some ancient hominid species or some new find on human evolution does not need to include, "Of course, since the earth has only really been around for 6,000 this must be crap, hur, hur, hur..."