So I've set up a WordPress site and am using the Reaction theme. The problem I'm having doesn't have to do with the theme, though, I think. In the Reading settings, I've set it to use a static page as the front page and specified the Home page for it. The identical setting exists in the Reaction customize settings and I've done the same thing there.
I know for a fact it is using page.php and not home.php because I put some unique text to display in each one and only the text I added to page.php is displaying when I go to the front page of the site. Furthermore, I did a test using is_front_page() and it IS seeing it as the front page! I'm completely stumped and frustrated because this is a simple thing that should be working, but it's not. Please make my week and point out what the heck I'm missing. I'll love you for it!