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A tradition in the Deep South. Basically, a man in white robes plants a wooden cross in a new neighbor's yard and sets it on fire. Not a symbol of Southern Intolerance.
Hey, my new neighbors planted a Welcome Cross in my yard last night. At first I thought it was because they hated me because I was a Yank, but they then brought me some lemon squares and fried cornbread. Man these Southerners are very hospitable and kind!

"Goddammit! My neighbor's Welcome Cross burned down my house!"
by [Cromwell] March 23, 2010