Nevuchadnetzar - Welcome! Yirmiya Hanavi - Banned!
Imagine living during the reign of Yehoyakim Hamelech in Judea. A local synagogue was looking for a scholar-in-residence to inspire the Jews that attend it. The synagogue's shabbaton committee debated whom to invite.
One member suggested inviting Yirmiya Hanavi. After all, he was a prophet of Hashem, and knew exactly how to save the people from being swept up with the cultural currents. That member's suggestion was shot down from the higher-ups, saying, "How does he claim to know the mind of G-d? How dare he rebuke us for our shortcomings?"
Another member suggested inviting Emperor Nevuchadnetzar. After all, he was known to be a motivational speaker and a mighty conqueror. That idea was hailed to be a brilliant one by the committee. The first member who suggested the prophet Yirmiya protested, "But he is an idol worshipper!" Those protests fell on deaf ears, and Nevuchadnetzar was selected.