Most Helpful Girl
You shouldn't really care what they think. You and her share the same religious views. YOU are the one dating her, not them.
Most Helpful Guy
Have your friends even met her or more than once? While your friends opinions are important they are not the ones in the relationship. So if you feel she is worth fighting for then I say do it. Just don't blow your friends off completely because they disapprove. They might like her after they get to know her better