My DD's friend's mom is mad that I tooker her to church
Question: Was I wrong to take this child to church?
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My DD wanted to have a friend spend the night last night, they are 12. The mom has told me before that she doesn't approve of organized religion. I said that was fine for her to spend the night but to make sure the mom knew that we leave for church at 8 am and if she is not picked up by then, she will go with us. She lives 15 min in the other direction of the church so I wouldn't have time to drop her off. I mentioned that to the mom when she dropped her off as well. Well, 8 am rolled around and the mom didn't come, we called and her cell phone was off. So we left and her friend went with us to church. I left the mom a voicemail telling her we were going to church and we would be home by 2 pm since we go out to lunch with my parents after church. The mom came to pick her up at just after 2 and started yelling at me that how dare I take her DD to church against her wishes. I reminded her that I had said she had to be picked up by 8 or we would have to take her with her. She felt that I should have just dropped her off (making my entire family late, when I didn't even know whether she would be home or not and if she is not home, I am not leaving the 12 year old there). I feel like if it was that big of a deal for her, she would have picked her up on time.
Also, the girl LOVED church and she wants to go with us now. I am hoping that perhaps this might get the family involved.