Everyone wears the booties when viewing the temple in an open house. It saves wear and tear on the carpet.
How very interesting.
I have been to dozens and dozens of houses of worship of various kinds and not once was I asked to take off my shoes or cover them with “booties”.
So one has to wonder why lds, have such reverence for their carpet.
So it's all about money?
My pastor many years ago got a complaint from the church board that the hippie types who were going to that church were not wearing shoes and they were afraid they might soil the carpets.
He ordered the carpets removed.
If the LDS church is so concerned about the carpet, then why don't they just use tile?
Why dont the Mormons start kneeling in reverence to God and repenting of their sins ???
Crying out to God for forgiveness with shoes and feet off the dumb carpet would save even more wear and tear...
Since the building is more important than God or people...
Buy better carpet!
Do the Faithful wear booties AFTER the open house?