Texas is much more like a theocracy with deep conservative views.
This is pretty ridiculous if you actually bother to learn anything more than broad stereotypes. Try going to a major city next time maybe? Houston is the most diverse city in the US, and elected one of the first openly gay mayors in the US (three times!). But hyuk, hyuk, us Texans are a bunch of idiots!
Rural areas everywhere are mostly conservative, population centers are mostly progressive.