Thought I would just pass along a fascinating article about Pacific Union College that was posted over at Spectrum. They have documented a story in which certain individuals have repented for sins that other people committed. In theological jargon, this would be called "corporate solidarity" or "corporate repentance" and it makes a lot of people uncomfortable.
But it is a lesson we should all learn, especially if we ever want to get out of this mess that we, as a church, are in.
"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write . . . 'As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent' " (Rev 3:14, 19).