@mistwang and @Nitewave -
OK, now things are making sense. Forgive me for my frustration above. Thanks for being patient with me.
The issue was that I needed to have my Virtual Host Template > PHP_SuEXEC > External App > Run On Start Up set to "Not Set" and my Server Level set to suEXEC daemon mode.
The problem is that I had it set to suEXEC daemon mode on both the Virtual Host Level and the Server Level. To fix it was so I could use suEXEC daemon mode was not to set Run On Start Up to "No" at the Virtual Host Level, BUT to set it to "Not Set" at the Virtual Host Level.
So now everything works correctly. Sorry for the confusion that I caused. Thank you both for your gracious and patient help.