elgg_get_entities while logged off

Hey, I need some help here.  I am trying to get some entities through elgg_get_entities and it works fine while the user is logged in.  But when the user is not logged in the function returns nothing.  I really want to stick to using the elgg functions instead of creating a query manually to grab these entities(Which I will do if there is no solution to this).

Is there any way to grab entities while the user is not logged in with any kind of elgg function?