First of all it makes me really sad.
- I am sad because it gives opponents to Christianity more ammunition to use in their argument that all Christians are hypocrites. Yes, Josh Duggar is one more name in a long list of Christians who have had their platform pulled out from under them because of their sin. Unfortunately, they won't be remembered for their faith or all of the good they did, but only for their fall and that makes me sad.
- I am sad for his victims. There is a lot of attention pointed towards Josh and the grace that he needs but I just can't shake the sadness that I feel for his victims long enough to worry about him. I am sad that his sisters did not choose this road and they certainly did not choose to then have their victimization broadcast around the world. The prior and continued suffering of his victims makes me sad.
- I am sad for his wife and children. I can't help but wonder if the efforts to protect Josh from the consequences of his actions extended into what was revealed, or not revealed, to his wife. I am sad that his sin now spills over into new victims who did not even know him at the time. I believe this compounding victimization is an excellent representation of how our sinful choices can have generational consequences, but it still makes me sad.