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A high school in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has officially banned Tebowing, the post-game or post-score prayer posture inspired by NFL player Tim Tebow.

The ban comes in response to a formal complaint, alleging violation of separation of church and state, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Tebowing took the NFL by storm in 2011. Then Tim's career sort of imploded, but controversy over the religious star and his on-field ritual rages on.

At Lahser H.S., the football team led traditional post-game prayers at midfield, allowing members of its team and visitors to take part in the tradition.

That's not uncommon at all levels of competition, but the Tebowing took it too far, according to the ACLU, which said it exceeds its proposed guidelines.

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Saturday Night Live's sketch about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow - and a snarky Jesus Christ (Jason Sudeikis) - has not been well received by Christian leaders.

In the skit, the Messiah Himself appeared, telling Tebow (Taran Killam) to "take it down a notch" with his religious zealotry ... you know, since He does all the work.

The clip has become an Internet sensation (not unlike, say, Tebowing). It’s also drawn fire from religious commentators, who think it indicates bias against Christians.

Televangelist Pat Robertson in particular called the Saturday Night Live Tim Tebow skit part of a rising tide of “anti-Christian bigotry that is just disgusting.”

He said, “If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bodies on the street.”

Possibly a little extreme, but point taken. Robertson said of Tebow, “This man has been placed in a unique position, and I applaud him. God bless him.”

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