So I did some more testing and more testing. I removed parts of the home page one by one trying to eliminate the issue and I got it down to one area. As i am looking at the coding, I am thinking to myself, what am I missing? Everything looked good. Then as I am about to call it quits for the night, I see the problem. I left our a damn closing h3 tag! Can you believe it. All the other browsers are smart enough to know that at the end of a coding block with a div tag or a paragraph tag that your text size is completed, but not IE. It is unforgiving. I guess that it is kind of good in a way because it makes you have clean code. But it is not good for your patience and time.
So remember your closing tags!