That’s very interesting and I understand the message and think it’s a good one. However, I seriously doubt that there are very many atheists who would be Christians today if only Christians were nicer.
That’s a nice sentiment but it could get him in hot water with his church membership. Sounds a bit to liberal. Or maybe he felt that a little kindness may lead the atheists back to a kind and loving flock. Either way it’s a bold move on his part.