When I'm logged in, the theme options are exactly what they're supposed to be. I have certain categories selected for certain parts of the home page and a couple of inner sliders.
But when I log out and go to my home page and the inner slider pages, the theme options revert to show the most recent posts created for my sliders and home page content.
I have Membership running and in the options set the access level for strangers to a level called Visitor. In the access level, they have access to almost everything in the menu and all categories. Pages, Posts, downloads, and shortcodes are inactive and in neither positive or negative. Visitors are denied Comments and a URL group blocking all BuddyPress pages.